Recently, the Chinese Navy simulated an attack on US Navy Warships during a mock drill on Dec 21.
The Chinese PLA Navy carrier Shandong conducted the exercise, which targeted the US Naval formation.
Although it is very common to conduct these types of military exercises, in this case, the Chinese navy specifically targeted the US Navy Vessels.
The South China Sea is an important shipping route and is also believed to be rich in natural resources, such as oil and gas.
In recent years, there has been a lot of tension in the South China Sea due to competing territorial claims by different countries.
China, in particular, has been accused of aggressive behavior in the region, including constructing artificial islands and military bases on disputed reefs.